Blaze look for St Mirren to spice up title race

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St Mirren have the chance to open up the Scottish League title race for both themselves and Boroughmuir Blaze if they can tame unbeaten champions and league leaders Falkirk Fury at the Lagoon Sports Centre, Paisley tonight (8.15pm).

Saints were dead on their feet after their late, late winner over Edinburgh Kings at Portobello last Saturday, and are now determined to ride their luck and try to topple the champions.

“It’s a big game for both ourselves and Blaze,” admitted Saints coach Stuart Glass, who will be without big centre Dave Johnston.

Both Saints and Blaze are on one defeat but Blaze have much the easier task this weekend when they play at home tomorrow to Troon Tornadoes at the Crags (3.20pm).

Edinburgh Kings, meanwhile, now on four defeats, may well want to take out their frustration on Tayside Musketeers, whom they play away at Grove Academy tomorrow (3.20pm).

Any Glasgow v Edinburgh university derby is always keenly contested but as both are now in the national league, it gives tomorrow’s clash at the Stevenson Building an added edge, even though Edinburgh are in fifth place in the table and Glasgow 11th.

The biggest game of the weekend in the Capital is undoubtedly at Portobello High tomorrow (3pm) when Edinburgh Kool Kats and Glasgow Rocks fight it out for the right to meet Edinburgh University in the Scottish Women’s Cup final, the time and venue for which have still to be announced.

It’s another “Super Saturday” at Portobello, with five games going on, the Kats facing the Rocks in both cadette (11am) and junior age groups (1pm) and the Kings playing Glasgow City in the cadet men’s league at 5pm and Perth Phoenix in the junior at 7pm.

Also tomorrow the Kats under-14s are away to East Lothian Dragons in the Scottish Under-14 Cup at Dunbar High (11.30am).